Dextrose in the banked blood products does not seem to affect the blood glucose levels in patients undergoing liver transplantation

Kwok Wai Cheng, Chao Long Chen, Yu Fan Cheng, Chia Chih Tseng, Chih Hsien Wang, Yaw Sen Chen, Chih Chi Wang, Tung Liang Huang, Hock Liew Eng, King Wah Chiu, Shih Hor Wang, Chih Che Lin, Tsan Shiun Lin, Yueh Wei Liu, Bruno Jawan

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Abstract

Aim: Hyperglycemia commonly seen in liver transplantation (LT) has often been attributed to the dextrose in the storage solution of blood transfusion products. The purpose of the study is to compare the changes of the blood glucose levels in transfused and non-transfused patients during LT. Methods: A retrospective study on 60 biliary pediatric patients and 16 adult patients undergoing LT was carried out. Transfused pediatric patients were included in Group I (GI), those not transfused in Group II (GII). Twelve adult patients were not given transfusion and assigned to Group III (GIII); whereas, four adult patients who received massive transfusion were assigned to Group IV (GIV). The blood glucose levels, volume of blood transfused, and the volume of crystalloid infused were recorded, compared and analyzed. Results: Results showed that the changes in blood glucose levels during LT for both non-transfused and minimally transfused pediatric groups and non-transfused and massively-transfused adult groups were almost the same. Conclusion: We conclude that blood transfusion does not cause significant changes in the blood glucose levels in this study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2789-2791
Number of pages3
JournalWorld journal of gastroenterology
Volume11
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 May 14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gastroenterology

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